Miss World set to be crowned in London

Miss World set to be crowned in London

(LONDON-AFP) – More than 120 beauty queens from around the world are hoping to be crowned 2014′s Miss World at a glitzy pageant in London on Sunday watched by millions on television worldwide. The event has been overshadowed by the murder of Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, shot dead with her sister in their […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, World News ·
Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

(Relaxnews) – At a public Q&A meeting on Thursday, the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg accepted that Facebook’s 1.2 billion users need a third way of responding to their friends’ posts, but not one that’s too negative. Whenever users get a chance to grill their favorite social network’s creator, the absence of a dislike button is […]

Spring 2015 makeup: metallic shades and natural lips at Shu Uemura

Spring 2015 makeup: metallic shades and natural lips at Shu Uemura

(Relaxnews) – The famous Japanese beauty brand is playing the metallic card ahead of the Spring-Summer 2015 season, presenting a collection that places particular emphasis on the eyes. Just when we thought the metallic makeup trend was behind us, the cosmetics expert Shu Uemura proves otherwise with its Metallic Bouquet collection. The gaze is clearly […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

TFC@theMovies brings current number one Filipino comedy film to 38 theatres in the U.S. and 13 in Canada starting December 5 REDWOOD SHORES, CA – The last time Kim Chiu and Xian Lim teamed up on the big screen under award-winning director Mae Cruz Alviar - which was just in early 2014 – their film Bride for Rent grossed over P326 million in the […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Services ·
Was Jolina-Marvin romance real?

Was Jolina-Marvin romance real?

Actress Jolina Magdangal admitted that she had real feelings for former onscreen partner Marvin Agustin back in the day. Magdangal recalled that there were instances when she told Agustin about her feelings. “Kasi feeling ko noong mga bata pa kami, kapag magjowa kayo nag-a-‘I love you’-han kayo,” she said. “E ako lang ang nag-a-‘I love […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Olivia Wilde named H&M Conscious Exclusive spokesmodel

Olivia Wilde named H&M Conscious Exclusive spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 11, H&M announced American actress Olivia Wilde as the face of the latest Conscious Exclusive collection, the Swedish giant’s line of more environmentally sustainable apparel. Ever more committed to eco-friendly and sustainable fashion, the famous retail chain is still determined to keep things glamorous. To represent its new Conscious Exclusive […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ rides could be coming to BBC-themed park

‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ rides could be coming to BBC-themed park

(Relaxnews) – The BBC will be bringing some of its popular TV shows and characters to life at a new £2 billion theme park that’s expected to open in North Kent in 2020. That means that some of the British broadcaster’s most popular shows including “Doctor Who,” “Top Gear” and “Sherlock” could be turned into […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

(Relaxnews) – A new ruling by the US FDA that requires chain restaurants and vending machines to reveal the nutritional content of their proposed meals and snacks is having a positive effect on diners’ choices, according to a new survey by WebMD. Nearly 75 percent of respondents who’d seen the calorie counts say it’s helpful […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence after two years of work. The old system essentially guaranteed that a caregiver would become […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

Household income, consumer spending, and poverty levels vary widely among AAPI groups WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A new research report from AARP reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50+. When viewed as a whole, AAPIs appear more financially secure than the general population, but the aggregate totals and median averages mask […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Another J.K Rowling novel headed to the BBC

Another J.K Rowling novel headed to the BBC

(Relaxnews) – The BBC will air a drama series adapted from “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” a novel published in 2013 under J.K. Rowling’s pen name Robert Galbraith. The book, the first in a new series, follows Cormoran Strike, private eye and war veteran. Strike helps John Bristow to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of his […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Kirsten Dunst joins season two of ‘Fargo’

Kirsten Dunst joins season two of ‘Fargo’

(Relaxnews) – The latest movie star to cross over to the small screen, Kirsten Dunst has signed up for the second season of the TV series inspired by the Coen brothers’ feature. The next 10 episodes of “Fargo” will be set in 1979 in the towns of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Bee propolis offers hope for hair regrowth: study

Bee propolis offers hope for hair regrowth: study

(Relaxnews) – A substance from honeybee hives called propolis encouraged hair growth in mice during a new study conducted by researchers in Japan. The resin-like material is used by honeybees to seal small crevices in their hives, according to the research team, which says it could contain important clues for reversing hair loss in humans. […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

(Relaxnews) – In a study so surprising that the research team repeated their experiment, a simple potato extract put a cap on weight gain even when the laboratory mice were allowed a diet high in fat and refined carbohydrates. Mice were fed what was reportedly an obesity-inducing diet for 10 weeks, soon gaining more than […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Letterman to host final ‘Late Show’ on May 20

Letterman to host final ‘Late Show’ on May 20

(NEW YORK-AFP) – David Letterman’s final “Late Show” appearance after decades in the hot seat will be on May 20, CBS television said Wednesday. “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, president of CBS. “It’s going to be […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
PNoy suffering from ‘very bad’ cold, skips Pasay event

PNoy suffering from ‘very bad’ cold, skips Pasay event

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III is under the weather and decided to skip an event where he was scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday. Aquino had to cancel his attendance to the National Competition Conference in Pasay City at short notice because he is not feeling well, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lonely Planet names Queens best US destination of 2015

Lonely Planet names Queens best US destination of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Brooklyn? Fuggedaboutit. Editors at travel guide Lonely Planet have declared Queens New York’s hottest borough, and the top US destination for 2015. The latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Best in the US list forecasts the destinations that have made their radar for exciting food scenes, adventures and unusual attractions, and for celebrating major […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Harvey Nichols to open Qatar location

Harvey Nichols to open Qatar location

(Relaxnews) – The British luxury retailer will be expanding its presence in the Middle East with a new store in Doha. Harvey Nichols has signed a deal with the Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies for a brand new multibrand store in Qatar, set to open in the first few months of 2017. […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
PHL stands firm on sea dispute with China

PHL stands firm on sea dispute with China

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippines shrugged off criticism from China on Monday after Beijing slammed the nation for challenging its territorial claims in international courts, in a dispute over resource-rich waters. Philippine foreign ministry spokesman Charles Jose denied Manila was taking its complaint to a UN tribunal as a way to put […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vina recalls ‘passionate’ kissing scene with Robin

Vina recalls ‘passionate’ kissing scene with Robin

Actress-singer Vina Morales on Friday recalled her “passionate” kissing scene with action star Robin Padilla for the epic film “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.” Morales said the kiss was part of a wedding scene in the movie. “We do have a very passionate kissing scene in the movie. Kasi kailangan because it’s our wedding,” she said. […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·